Lady Gaga Is "One Of The Best Jazz Singers Ever," Says Tony Bennett
30 October 2012, 11:19
The 'Lady Is A Tramp' star opens up on his plans to work with the 'Marry The Night' singer.
Lady Gaga's forthcoming Jazz album with Tony Bennett will "reaffirm" her status as one of the "best jazz singers" ever, according to the 86 year-old.
The 'Bad Romance' star was first linked with plans of the collaborative record back in September and now 'The Lady Is A Tramp' singer has offered fans further insight into their plans.
Bennett recalled how it was the female singer's father who first approached him with the idea for the project.
"He said she told him that 'I want to do a jazz album with Tony Bennett, a jazz album'," he revealed. "So that will be the next album after ['Viva Duets']."
The 'Body And Soul' artist said the list of songs is currently top "secret" but has no doubt as to the importance the record will have.
"It's going to really reaffirm that she's one of the best jazz singers that anyone's ever heard," he added.
The two were seen on a CBS special at the end of 2011 performing a special duet which featured on his last record 'Duets II'.
A charcoal drawing which he sketched of the star naked was also sold at auction this year, with funds going to Bennett's charity Exploring the Arts and Gaga's Born This Way Foundation.
Meanwhile, Gaga is also currently working on her third studio album 'ARTPOP' and is touring the world on her 'Born This Way Ball' outing.